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IHP and Geographical Society of Philadelphia present

Ryan Pyle: Cultural Understanding and the India Ride

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Wednesday 10/21
6:30 pm
$45 General Public
$35 IHP Members
$15 Students
$35 Geographical Society Members

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A reception featuring authentic Indian cuisine will follow the presentation!


Ryan Pyle spent a decade in China building his career as a documentary photographer. His brother Colin stayed closer to home, in Toronto, and built up his own successful currency trading company before resigning from it. In 2010 they set a Guinness World Record for riding a motorcycle around China, and the television show created from that adventure has been syndicated globally.

Then the brothers hit the road again in India. The purpose of their motorcycle expedition and television production was to put India on display, and to explore the visual and cultural wonders that have made India one of the hottest travel destination for the century. With a massive population, crowded cities, abundant minorities and its stunning natural landscape, India offers travelers an experience like no other.


Join us on October 21st when Ryan will be sharing photographs and stories of India, and engaging in meaningful exchanges about cultural understanding with IHP residents and alumni, members of IHP and the Geographical Society of Philadelphia, and the public at large. Experience Ryan’s ride and feast on the tastes of India at the reception.

The Intercultural Leadership Series at International House Philadelphia is an ongoing project involving lectures, symposiums and live performances. The events aim at fostering discussion and offering insight on the competencies, behaviors and specific skills needed to be an effective leader in an intercultural environment.